Bristol Internet Service Providers

Bristol
Bristol residents have run speed tests on 19 providers. This number is 230.43% above the United Kingdom average of 5.75 providers. ISPs available in Bristol include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and TalkTalk. The most common provider in Bristol is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded speed of 701.58 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 26.87—107.22 Mbps. Bristol's fastest provider is BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 902.73 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Bristol is 22.43 Mbps, which is 2.86% below the The United Kingdom national average of 23.09 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 22.43 Mbps in Bristol.

Providers

  • Spectrum Internet in Bristol
    78.19—252.24
    500.35
    144.28
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    23.78—264.14
    366.46
    31.52
  • Glide in Bristol
    54.06—177.79
    700.89
    83.4
  • FibreNest in Bristol
    81.18—91.64
    334.11
    91.13
  • Hyperoptic in Bristol
    36.98—153.08
    879.68
    50.37
  • TrueSpeed Communications in Bristol
    50.23—108.21
    292.81
    62.69
  • CIX in Bristol
    21.68—134.61
    464.79
    30.93
  • Virgin Media in Bristol
    26.87—107.22
    701.58
    40.51
  • Zen Internet in Bristol
    20.25—91.9
    698.19
    33.38
  • Andrews & Arnold in Bristol
    30.7—61.5
    64.26
    34.88
  • BT in Bristol
    16.38—56.77
    902.73
    22.59
  • KCOM in Bristol
    8.21—64.8
    93.68
    16.12
  • Gigaclear in Bristol
    18.45—38.69
    108.9
    24.53
  • Vodafone in Bristol
    17.56—35.72
    521.39
    22.23
  • TalkTalk in Bristol
    11.69—37
    150.52
    16.41
  • EE in Bristol
    7.95—32.23
    285.55
    11.78
  • Plusnet in Bristol
    7.93—29.29
    74.56
    11.54
  • Sky Broadband in Bristol
    7.45—28.46
    369.66
    10.38
  • Post Office Broadband in Bristol
    3.93—14.82
    73.91
    5.64

Internet in Bristol

104th

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

1st

Best speed range city in Bristol

902.73 Mbps

Bristol's fastest speed

14.93—67.55 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Bristol residents

Bristol Competitive Speed Map

How Bristol Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London943.62 Mbps19.09—72.15 Mbps30.25 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps15.33—67.29 Mbps23.85 MbpsFaster
Bristol902.73 Mbps14.93—67.55 Mbps22.43 Mbps-
Liverpool912.85 Mbps11.83—49.83 Mbps17.08 MbpsSlower
Nottingham834.74 Mbps14.09—60.5 Mbps21.24 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps12.52—44.51 Mbps18.26 MbpsSlower
Glasgow795.31 Mbps7.6—35.98 Mbps10.79 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps14.99—63.57 Mbps21.82 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps13.38—71.77 Mbps21.07 MbpsSlower

Bristol Over Time



How Bristol Compares for Internet Speed in Bristol

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Bristol902.73 Mbps14.93—67.55 Mbps22.43 Mbps-

Bristol Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Bristol test providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Bristol ran 4 speed tests per session. Looking at download speeds, if the Bristol resident's final test is 10% faster than their starting download speed, we count that as a succesful and faster speed test result. We count an unsuccessful, slower result if the final result is 10% slower than the starting result; we'd hope their ISP contacts them ASAP! For speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For Bristol's residents, of the speed tests we measured, 45.98% were fast, 28.02% slow, and 26% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media01 Jul 2020 01:05:0923 mins215.55 Mbps217.12 Mbps
Post Office Broadband01 Jul 2020 00:44:352115 secs0.28 Mbps0.48 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
EE01 Jul 2020 00:31:4624 mins70.4 Mbps69.39 Mbps
Virgin Media30 Jun 2020 03:20:35232 secs47.1 Mbps47.61 Mbps
Virgin Media30 Jun 2020 02:07:03291 secs203.27 Mbps174.1 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media30 Jun 2020 01:14:30230 mins213.34 Mbps214.21 Mbps
Virgin Media30 Jun 2020 01:38:49342 secs174.77 Mbps176.17 Mbps
Virgin Media30 Jun 2020 01:02:02369 secs13.16 Mbps58.25 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media29 Jun 2020 00:09:021947 mins9.99 Mbps105.2 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media29 Jun 2020 00:23:55425 mins89.9 Mbps308.79 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media29 Jun 2020 00:18:591121 mins2.12 Mbps16.33 MbpsImproved
EE28 Jun 2020 02:48:2152 mins2.05 Mbps10.47 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media28 Jun 2020 01:57:591438 mins52.82 Mbps161.19 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media28 Jun 2020 01:24:46627 mins6.24 Mbps60.86 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media28 Jun 2020 01:04:2629 mins216.24 Mbps215.5 Mbps
EE28 Jun 2020 00:22:521249 mins0.57 Mbps1.33 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media28 Jun 2020 00:55:1332 mins69.33 Mbps1.84 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
EE28 Jun 2020 00:52:03228 secs11.35 Mbps36.5 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband28 Jun 2020 00:40:28225 secs37.88 Mbps37.96 Mbps
Sky Broadband28 Jun 2020 00:30:0857 mins11.76 Mbps6.79 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Bristol

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1FibreNest334.11 Mbps81.18—91.64 Mbps
2Spectrum Internet500.35 Mbps78.19—252.24 Mbps
3Glide700.89 Mbps54.06—177.79 Mbps
4Independent Fibre Networks366.46 Mbps23.78—264.14 Mbps
5TrueSpeed Communications292.81 Mbps50.23—108.21 Mbps
6CIX464.79 Mbps21.68—134.61 Mbps
7Hyperoptic879.68 Mbps36.98—153.08 Mbps
8Zen Internet698.19 Mbps20.25—91.9 Mbps
9Virgin Media701.58 Mbps26.87—107.22 Mbps
10Gigaclear108.9 Mbps18.45—38.69 Mbps
11BT902.73 Mbps16.38—56.77 Mbps
12Andrews & Arnold64.26 Mbps30.7—61.5 Mbps
13KCOM93.68 Mbps8.21—64.8 Mbps
14Vodafone521.39 Mbps17.56—35.72 Mbps
15TalkTalk150.52 Mbps11.69—37 Mbps
16EE285.55 Mbps7.95—32.23 Mbps
17Plusnet74.56 Mbps7.93—29.29 Mbps
18Sky Broadband369.66 Mbps7.45—28.46 Mbps
19Post Office Broadband73.91 Mbps3.93—14.82 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Bristol

Bristol has 19 ISPs tested by its 463,405 residents.
BT is the fastest provider in Bristol with 902.73 Mbps, and an average speed range of 16.38—56.77 Mbps.
The best provider in Bristol in Spectrum Internet, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 78.19 to 252.24 Mbps.
Users in Bristol see an average internet speed of 14.93 up to 460 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 902.73 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in Bristol, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 701.58 Mbps.
Sky Broadband is available in Bristol, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 369.66 Mbps.
TalkTalk is available in Bristol, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 150.52 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Bristol is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 01 Jul 2020